8 Ways The Premiere Of 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' Blew Us Away

8 Ways The Season 8 Premiere of 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' Had Me Shook AF

Y'all, this season is gonna be a wiiiiiild ride.

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Any American Horror Story fan was on the edge of their seats for the highly anticipated premiere of the "Coven"/"Murder House" crossover, "Apocalypse." And boy, after watching it, I was not disappointed in the slightest. I was on the edge of my seat the entire episode and I can tell this season is going to be like no other. I literally can't wait to see what happens next.

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​1. The apocalypse comes by missiles taking us all out.

With all of the talk of nuclear warfare in our real world right now, this hit a little too close to home (ba dum tss). In the beginning of the show, missile alarms go off on everyone's phones and newscasters announce that entire cities have been wiped out by this missile warfare. This was terrifying and I was shook.

2. Evan Peters' character's rich grandmother was in disbelief of their current missile situation and pulled out her phone to "call Donald" to see what was going on.

I was DEAD at this. Evie Gallant, the boujee old lady, literally couldn't believe what was going on so she was really about to whip up her phone and call her good pal, the president. This lady is a CHARACTER.

​3. One of the characters knowingly left her husband to die in the fallout.

A new rich bitch Apocalypse character, Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt, had her billionaire father set up a private jet with four tickets to come and get them to save them from the fallout of the nuclear missiles that were launched. She immediately called her husband to get him to meet her at the jet, but when he can't get there fast enough, she tells him that he can get with whoever he wants before she flies off in her jet and leaves him to die.

4. They used ancestry test results to determine whose genetics were worth saving.

Another new Apocalypse character, Timothy, was saved from the fallout by a mysterious squad who rolled up to his house and selected only him to come with them to be saved based on his superior genetic makeup shown to them by an ancestry test he took. With the mysterious things they can do with genetic testing things today, this was a really scary part.

5. Sarah Paulson.

Sarah Paulson is a queen and her apocalypse character lives up to the standard. She will be playing her murder house and coven characters as well, adding three times the excitement for this season. Honestly, Sarah could play every single character (except for maybe one Evan Peters role) and I would still watch. She is true American Horror Story royalty and should be treated as such.

​6. The only survivors will be the rich and the genetically worthy.

In addition to the genetically worthy that the ancestry tests identified, the only other survivors from the apocalypse were people who were able to buy their way into the fallout shelters. This is kind of a scary reality if there really were to be an apocalypse. Unless there was something extraordinary about you, the only people who would probably have the means to survive would be the rich and the special. This season is tapping into some pretty real stuff.

7. The survivors were fed nutrition jello.

The way that they kept all of the survivors in the fallout shelter fed was they gave them very small blocks of jello that were supposed to give them all of the nutrients they needed. This was terrifying because they were all still hungry afterward and who knows what was actually in them? Even more terrifying yet is that they had to cut down their already limited portions as time went on to make sure they could survive for longer.

​8. Michael Langdon returned to the show.

Any murder house fan knows who Michael Langdon is. At the end of the episode, a mysterious man showed up at the fallout shelter and presented his ID which read "Michael Langdon." Michael was the surviving son and antichrist child of Tate Langdon (my literal husband) and Vivian Harmon (Violet's mom). He's an adult now and is the first portion of the promised crossover season between coven and murder house.

I can't wait to see what this season has in store!

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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6 Ways To Save Money As A Broke College Student

Money saving tips so you can afford adult life while also paying for an expensive tuition.

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It is difficult to work, attend college, and make all your payments on rent, tuition, and bills, (not to mention finding a little money to spare on yourself). These are six ways to save that have helped me in this money stressful time and that you should use too in order to reduce the expenses of adulting.

1. Saving money on rent.

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Apartments are cheaper than houses because most include some of the bills in the rent cost. Make sure to check what amenities apartments offer such as free wi-fi, trash removal, or water included. When choosing roommates the more the better for cost. You should get at least one roommate because it is difficult to afford even a studio apartment living on your own. If you want pets you should choose a place that doesn't have pet rent because even if you have a large non-refundable pet fee it is cheaper in the long run then paying twenty a month per animal.

2. Saving money on bills.

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If you choose to live in an apartment complex, having an apartment on a higher floor will make your electric bill cheaper in the winter because heat rises. Even though your electric bill will be higher in the summer you can afford to work more because classes won't be in session. When purchasing light bulbs get ones that are energy efficient and use lights with batteries to help save on the electric bill. Also make sure to turn off all lights when you aren't in the room. You can save water by not running the faucet when you brush your teeth. Anyway you can think to conserve water and energy use that to your advantage.

3. Saving money on food.

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Your best friend is buying in bulk when you go to get groceries. I personally buy ten pound ground beef logs, cut them up, and place them in the freezer to use later. Everything is cheaper when you buy in bulk and you save time grocery shopping. If you don't know how to cook now is the time to learn because frozen and fast food eats up your money. You should also go to your local food bank if you are really struggling because everyone has to eat. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it! Going without food to pay your rent is not something anyone should have to do.

4. Saving money on furniture.

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You should buy used if at all possible when finding furniture for your apartment or house. Living in a college town has its perks because people are constantly moving you can find great deals at garage sales or on craigslist. For instance I got my couch for free, I just had to move it out of a graduating students apartment. You can also check out thrift stores and consignment shops in your town.

5. Saving money on entertainment.

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There are a lot of deals and discounts for college students so take advantage of that for entertainment.. For example movie theaters usually offer a student discount and if you go to a matinee showing, tickets are even cheaper. Find out when your local bar's happy hour is and use it. Also see what meal deals are offered by restaurants around you, such as 3 items for 10 or specials on Thursday nights. You can also use apps to find coupons, my personal favorite being pocket points because it rewards you for studying.

6. Saving money and side hustles.

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Put back money during the summer in order to have a backup fund for when things get crazy busy during the school year. Scope out banks and find out what interests they offer on savings accounts in order to increase the amount of money you have saved over the years. If you need extra money you can get paid for donating plasma and you can sometimes find research studies that will offer participants cash for things as simple as just an opinion. There are also baby sitting and pet sitting apps you can download to get one time gigs if you are low on funds for the month.

These are all great tips that I have been taught or have learned living as a broke college student. It isn't easy living life in the adult world and pursuing a degree at the same time. I hope these tips will help you save money and keep you out of hard times.

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